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From nun to AIDS expert; crash kills hundreds

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014

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22 bodies counted at Ukraine plane crash site

GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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California bank robbery ends in 3 deaths

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Three bank robbers took three screaming women hostage as they made their getaway and waged a ferocious, high-speed gunbattle with police that left three people dead and cars and homes riddled with bullets, authorities said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Maria Shriver launches program honoring her dad

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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